Three hundred and thirty-six Twitter employees have lost their jobs, equating to roughly eight per cent of the company's workforce.

In an email to Twitter employees, new chief executive Jack Dorsey wrote:

We have made an extremely tough decision...

We are doing this with the utmost respect for each and every person.

Twitter will go to great lengths to take care of each individual in providing generous exit packages and help finding a new job.

Meanwhile, a senior software engineer, Bart Teeuwisse, found out he had been let go when he attempted to log into his company email account, as he demonstrated in a tweet.

Teuwisse wanted to make clear, however, that Twitter did call to tell him personally, he had simply found out through different means before Twitter were able to contact him.

Teeuwisse said he had received a voicemail and that the situation was “a side effect of working from home”.

Twitter's job cuts, part of a wider restructure, are expected to cost the company between £6.5m and £13m in severance pay, the company has said.

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